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Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,964
Posted By bluechip0309
Help for the seat issue

Give "the boys" some sheepskin to sit on or invest in riding shorts for a little less
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,158
Posted By bluechip0309
Held has the BMW-style

German-made for less money. I like mine. Wide velcro at seat to open for fuel access...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,882
Posted By bluechip0309
Expect the same at 25k

safety means lawyers
BMW means profitability
$95/hr shop rate or get a massage?
"If you've got something on your plate you don't like, you probably ordered it." George Carlin
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,655
Posted By bluechip0309
Wilbers ESA is superb

Got lowered, balanced, custom valving and all those choices. Its like cable after a lifetime of broadcast tv. Good warranty. US rebuild, drive-in to Santa Cruz for Ted Porter install (w/loaner for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,352
Posted By bluechip0309
Rich's Seats

Got gel, got heat if you want it. Wide range of leather and fabrics... not one style fits all. Custom-built to your butt. He works with you until you're smiling. Great guy. Summer picnics and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,588
Posted By bluechip0309
Wilbers ESA set-up is excellent

Ted Porter installed my -25mm ESA conversion and I couldn't be happier with the ride, the cost and the warranty. I had never "carved" before. Dragging a boot was another first for me. Confidence from...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By bluechip0309
25mm was perfect for my 29" stumps

It's a bit more of a lift to the stock centerstand but I had Ted Porter install a Wilbers sidestand during the install. I now know what I've been missing and DID drag the centerstand for the first...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,827
Posted By bluechip0309
Love the Wilbers!

5000 miles ago I had Ted Porter mount shorter Wilbers ESA units and now I ride faster with more confidence and comfort than any bike I have ever owned. 3 year warranty and re-buildable...that's what...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,100
Posted By bluechip0309
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,713
Posted By bluechip0309
+1 for PP. Great for avoiding calf cramps on long...

+1 for PP. Great for avoiding calf cramps on long rides.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,280
Posted By bluechip0309
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By bluechip0309
+1 for Rich's

Have had 2, live 10 miles from his shop here in the rainy Northwest and never had a problem with the leather seats. A quick wipe with a equestrian saddle dressing-soaked rag once a month or so has...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,054
Posted By bluechip0309
I'm in for the Wilbers swap!

Scheduling it for a Ted Porter drive-in install in June.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,174
Posted By bluechip0309
I like my Wunderlich Lift Handle

It gives better ergonomics for the rocking motion to lift...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,600
Posted By bluechip0309
Mine works fine...

might be an install issue? Weak bulb?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,074
Posted By bluechip0309
Rich's in the Seattle area

custom-builds seats with gel, heat, exotic bullhide or anything you like. He is renowned in the PNW for his craftsmanship, care and BBQ's. Cost is about average...comfort guaranteed and NO Height...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,183
Posted By bluechip0309
Best Waterproof winter gloves?

What say you inmates?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,198
Posted By bluechip0309
Rich's in Seattle Area builds great custom seats

and builds them to you...and low if you want it to be low...want heat? gel? you bet! 5 stars!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By bluechip0309
Wilbers now has WESA builds from your...

Wilbers now has WESA builds from your electronics. Call Ted Porter at Beemerworks in Grass Valley, CA.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,223
Posted By bluechip0309
Suggestions for removing a stripped Torx screw?

Twice on my 08 GS, I have had Torx screws strip under moderate pressure. Both are in locations when I can't cut a slot in the head. Any ideas, inmates? Besides better metallurgy in the factory?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By bluechip0309
have the same question

but rode non-ESA Wilbers for a long time on my 07 and loved them. Was bummed the insurance co. took 'em. I'll pass on WESA when its time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,752
Posted By bluechip0309
The Settlement

My 07 GS was fairly heavily farkled and the co. wouldn't let me take any bits off the wreck after it was first evaluated by their company guy. In Washington state, I have a right to demand, at co.'s...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-07-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,266
Posted By bluechip0309
Great Ideas!

Now for some Filson Steel pants sprayed with Scotchguard on the front side!
thanks
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,752
Posted By bluechip0309
Thanks for the ideas!

My 07 books at 11,900, or close, naked but sells everywhere for the Kelly BB Number 12,500. I have receipts for over $5k in farkles in the last 2 years alone. With state-mandated tax and license...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,752
Posted By bluechip0309
Insurance is cheap protection against Doom

I recently had my first get-off in 44 years of riding. Hit from behind by an uninsured cager while turning a corner. I've quietly paid my insurance premiums over the (adult) years and felt it was a...
Forum: Vendors 09-20-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 25,354
Posted By bluechip0309
Have you considered an adaptation for the Vario

an adaptation for the Vario system. I know the mouts are weird but is there another mounting point that would work?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-20-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,266
Posted By bluechip0309
PNW Winter Glove Advice

What do you wear that you love or wish you were wearing? I need a new set after my Jack Russell "modified" mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By bluechip0309
+1 on the Cal Sci

added winglets and i've never had less turbulance
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,045
Posted By bluechip0309
hyperlights and extra LEDs didn't help

uninsured mother of 2 hit me from behind at 35 mph while I was turning
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,749
Posted By bluechip0309
2 up, not

Tried it...loved the contact but not the dampened agility on the ride...my solution? K75 RT for her...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By bluechip0309
Wilbers lowered by 2"

Wonderful! No problem with stands...28" inseam no longer a problem...best $$ on farkle/performance...
chip
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By bluechip0309
+1 Rox

never been more comfortable...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16,916
Views: 4,822,793
Posted By bluechip0309
Idle problem

Put Yamalube fuel treatment in and it brought it down from 3500 to 1600 so that's progress, I guess. It is being very difficult to start though, runs 10 sec and dies..after 15-20 cycles of that, it...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16,916
Views: 4,822,793
Posted By bluechip0309
Very fast idle problem

Can someone shine a light on this?
'89. 12k miles...sat in a barn for 3 yrs immediately after a total carb rebuild..,starts very reluctantly and, when warm, idles at 3500-4000. Already ordered #40...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16,916
Views: 4,822,793
Posted By bluechip0309
Thanks for the lead!

I'm just getting acquainted with it.
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16,916
Views: 4,822,793
Posted By bluechip0309
Carb jets

Where can I get the #40 pilot jets so many have raved about? I only see the #38 in the Honda microfiche....
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16,916
Views: 4,822,793
Posted By bluechip0309
tankpad

Ask David at vinylworx.com
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16,916
Views: 4,822,793
Posted By bluechip0309
muffler

I like the silver paint on your muffler...I usually see black.
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16,916
Views: 4,822,793
Posted By bluechip0309
Barn-find!

12 k miles...a bit of cosmetic work in order but a diamond in the near-rough
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,679
Posted By bluechip0309
gs

nothing else in my garage...for a reason.
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